I personally liked the first book better - this book seemed a little up and down, the pace sometimes normal (everyday going-ons), the next minute it was racing (wars, riots, breakups, get togethers). I liked it, but I'm a little torn over what I think about it overall, to be perfectly honest. I kinda feel like Laur! Overall alot of effort has gone into it, for which I give kudos to the author for (especially the images and 'newspaper' clippings within which were brilliant!).